iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 iPad Keynote Event Scheduled for October 22nd Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:09:10 +0000 Read More]]> iPad Keynote Event 2013 October Invite

Apple recently sent out media invites for the iPad keynote event. The event  will be held on October 22nd at 10 AM PT at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.

Last week WSJ leaked the date and now the event has been confirmed by Apple. The media invite features Apple logo with leaves in the iOS 7 color palette flying in the background. The leaves signify autumn line-up of new iOS 7 devices.

The theme of the event is “We still have a lot to cover.” This clearly suggests that Apple is planning to announce more than just one product line. Rumors and reports in the past have revealed that the company is prepared to launch new iPad, second gen iPad mini, new MacBook Pro with Haswell processors and OS X Mavericks.

Apple events usually focus on one major product and try not to announce too many new products at the same event. However, as the company is offering two line-ups of iPads and other product categories also need to be updated before the holiday season, this years’ event will be packed with announcements.

The fifth-gen iPad is expected to be inspired by the advancements in iPad mini and feature a thinner bezel which will make it lighter. Rumors suggest the new iPad will feature new camera and could possibly run on the new A7 chip. It isn’t clear if we will see TouchID in the iPad as the company has experienced low product yield of the sensor in the past.

Many analysts believe the second-gen iPad mini will go retina this year. iPad mini with a high resolution screen could prove to be a big boost in terms of new hardware feature. However, there have been some doubts expressed over cost and pricing of an iPad mini with a retina display.

OS X Mavericks was announced during WWDC. The company has been busy with iOS overhaul this year and during the iPad event we may finally get a release date for the upcoming software update for Mac.

Apple teased the developers at WWDC with the all-new Mac Pro. The release date wasn’t announced and it was showcased as a work in progress. The company could use the event as a platform to release the new Mac Pro.

iMac product lineup was recently updated with the Haswell processors and MacBook Pro line up has also been due for an update. It is expected that Apple will make these available on or before October 22nd.

The fall iPad event will be packed with major announcements. Stay tuned as Touch Reviews brings you the latest information and product launches from Apple.

]]> 6 Apple to unveil the Next Gen iPad Lineup on October 22? Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:04:31 +0000 Read More]]> 5th Generation iPad

Apple is rumored to hold another special keynote event to announce the next gen iPad lineup on October 22. According to AllThingsD’s sources Apple will unveil iPad 5, second gen iPad mini, release OS X Mavericks and could share an update on Mac Pro’s availability.

The iPad focused event had been rumored to be held in October earlier. Apple announced the iPad mini in October last year and the iPad product lineup had been due for a refresh. The fifth generation iPad is widely expected to share the design language of iPad mini which could result in a thinner and lighter design with slimmer bezel. The new 9.7 inch iPad could run on 64-bit A7 chip that was first introduced in the iPhone 5s. Sources familiar with the matter believe that even the second gen iPad mini could feature the A7 chip.

Apple introduced Touch ID in iPhone 5s this year to encourage more customers to set a passcode and yet find it easier and very intuitive to unlock their device. It is not clear if this fingerprint technology will make it to the iPad. However, it is possible that the new iPad 5 could feature the Touch ID.

Second gen iPad mini has long been rumored to feature a retina display and many leaks in the recent past suggest that second gen iPad mini will finally feature the high resolution display.

The time and venue of the event is still unknown. AllThingsD has a good track record of predicting dates for Apple events. While there has been no official confirmation it is very likely that the iPad keynote event will be held on October 22, 2013.

]]> 0 iPhone 5S: Faster, Better Camera and Features Touch ID Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:05:26 +0000 Read More]]> iPhone 5S forward thinking

The iPhone 5S event didn’t pack any surprises this time. Everything Apple announced had already been leaked through various leaks published online. Even the name of the fingerprint scanner was leaked just minutes before Apple event went live.

So, what is the all-new iPhone 5S all about you ask? Apple hasn’t changed its strategy since the original iPhone. It continues to introduce an all-new design every two-years so it wasn’t a surprise that iPhone 5S design remained the same as its predecessor. However, there are three notable differences: Metal ring, Camera and Performance.

The home button in iPhone 5S has a metal ring around it. This ring has been put in place to support the new Touch ID (fingerprint) scanner. Now unlocking your iPhone will be as easy as placing your finger or thumb on the home button and gaining access to your device. During the keynote presentation Phil Schiller mentioned that half of the iPhone users do not set pass codes. As smartphones increasingly carry more and more sensitive data securing the access to our device is of huge importance.

Apple believes that by introducing Touch ID customers will appreciate how easily they can protect their device with seamless integration of a fingerprint scanner under the home button. You can even use your Touch ID to authenticate iTunes, App Store and iBooks purchases. It’s worth noting that Apple is not allowing developers to take advantage of this new feature and is keeping it closed atleast for now.

There has been a lot of talk about customers privacy and how companies handles all the sensitive data. Apple clearly mentioned that Touch ID data is not stored on iCloud and is never shared with Apple. It is locally encrypted on the all new A7 chip.

The iPhone 5S takes another huge leap in terms of its CPU and graphics performance if we go by the numbers Apple provides. The company claims that iPhone 5S is twice as fast CPU and graphics performance when compared with iPhone 5. Mobile technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Just 6 years after the introduction of the original iPhone, the new iPhone 5S promises to provide 40 times faster CPU and 56 times faster graphics performance.

A7 chip is a 64 bit which is the first ever on any smartphone. But, the chip is not the only “firsts” for Apple’s smartphone. The camera system has been overhauled and now the new iPhone features dual-led flash which the company calls True Tone flash. Where traditionally companies place two white LED’s Apple has integrated white and amber color LED flashlight. The company claims that the dual-tone flash enables the iPhone to take more natural photographs in which the skin tones appear true to life.

Apple has also introduced new slow-mo mode where you can record video in 120fps to capture that perfect action in a video and create a dramatic effect. There’s an all-new burst mode as well, now the iPhone can take unto 10 shots in 1 second and even selects the best shot for you and deleting the rest is as easy as tapping one button.

iPhone 5S will be available in three metal finishes. Last years slate has been discontinued and now theres gold, silver and space gray finish available. Battery performance hasn’t seen any significant gains except for a better standby time.

iOS 7 and all Apple apps have been optimised to take advantage of the new 64bit A7 chip. Apple has also introduced new M7 coprocessor that collects data from motion sensors like gyroscope and accelerometer and feed the info to A7 without causing much battery drain.

Overall iPhone 5S features the beautiful design of the iPhone 5, is twice as fast, has enhanced camera system and now it will recognise your fingerprint. iPhone 5S is certainly “forward thinking” in every sense.

]]> 1 Apple Sets up Moscone West With WWDC 2012 Banners Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:23:18 +0000 Read More]]>

Apple’s WWDC 2012 conference is to be held at Moscone West in San Francisco and begins on June 11 through the 15th. Since then, rumors have been swirling about possible new Mac models and iOS 6 being released and hype surrounding the event has grown.

Apple is now putting the finishing touches on the Moscone West center in preparation for the event. On Tuesday, images of WWDC banners going up in Moscone were taken by a MacRumors reader. The banner advertises WWDC 2012, has a background image of iOS apps, and reads, “”WWDC2012: Where great ideas go on to do great things.”

As usual, with all Apple events, the company puts up banners in the entrance and normally covers the entire glass front of the building the event is held in. The event kicks off on Monday with a Keynote address, where redesigned MacBooks, iOS 6, and likely another preview of OS X are expected to make an appearance.

Apple’s WWDC 2012 conference will be from June 11- 15 in Moscone West in San Francisco, California.

{Image Credit: MacRumors}

]]> 2 iPhone 5 Expected to be taller with 3.9-inch display at 1136×640 Resolution Tue, 22 May 2012 17:34:00 +0000 Read More]]>

According to the latest iPhone 5 rumors, Apple is testing more than one prototypes of the next-gen iPhone. The sixth gen iPhone is expected to see major re-design and feature a taller display.

Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007 with a 3.5 inch screen and that has remained unchanged over last 5 years. However, now it seems that the company might be ready to give the display a complete makeover and introduce iPhone 5 with 3.9 inch display. According to a report published by 9to5 Mac, Apple is testing multiple prototypes of the next gen iPhone that are locked in shells to avoid discovery by unauthorized personnel.

We know of two next-generation iPhones in testing with a larger display: the iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2. These phones are in the PreEVT stage of development and are codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2).

The new iPhone will reportedly not just feature a taller display but will also increase the resolution from 640×940 to 1136×640.

That’s an extra 176 pixels longer of a display.  The screen will be the same 1.94 inches wide, but will grow to 3.45 inches tall. This new resolution is very close to a 16:9 screen ratio, so this means that 16:9 videos can play full screen at their native aspect ratio.

The report further mentions that custom-built iOS 6 software is being tested in the iPhone 5 prototypes that takes full advantage of the taller and wider screen by adding a fifth row of app icons to the home screen.

In addition to the display changes, the sixth gen iPhone will continue to include the home button but, could possibly feature smaller dock connector. iPhone 5 is widely rumored to be released in October during a special Apple event.

{via 9to5 Mac}

]]> 4 Apple Schedules “Education Announcement” Event For January 19th Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:15:53 +0000 Read More]]>

The Loop reported on Wednesday that Apple has scheduled an education announcement on January 19th in New York City. The invitation simply reads “Join us for an education announcement in the big Apple” and does not disclose any specific information.

The New York Times later confirmed that the event is going to focus on digital textbooks and that no new hardware would be introduced.

The event will showcase a new push by Apple into the digital textbook business, but will not feature any new devices, according to a person briefed on the event who did not want to be identified talking about it before it occurs.

The event will take place in New York’s famous Guggenheim Museum, and is not open to the public, only press invited as with all other Apple events. Reports of the event were revealed last week, with many online news sources suggesting that Apple was planning to announce new hardware. The event will be highlighting publishing and digital textbooks, suggesting that Apple might ready to revamp their iBooks Store and its offerings from different publishers.

iBooks was released after the announcement of iOS 5 and gained some attention, but definitely not enough to Apple’s liking. With these new improvements, Apple will try to move further into the publishing market.

The event will be held on Thursday, January 19th, however, a time for the event has not been announced. The event will likely be held around 10AM, similar to earlier Apple events.

[Via MacRumors] ]]> 5 Apple Holding 10th Anniversary Retail Store Meeting on May 22nd? Mon, 16 May 2011 22:26:11 +0000 Read More]]> Apple 10th Anniversay Retail Store Meeting May 22 photo

MacStories recently reported that US Apple retail stores are holding an all employee meeting on May 22nd. This comes just days after Apple’s 10th anniversary of its first retail store opening.

Rumors have spread across the web that Apple is planning a major announcement, not specified to hardware or software. BGR also released details about the extended retail meetings, from a source that they claim is “solid”:

Apple is expected to release a product or maybe perhaps an internal page on announcing it’s 10th anniversary and a contest, similiar to the 10th billion song and app download. It is currently unclear what Apple has planned, as secrecy is something that Apple values as part of it’s brand. The meetings are only 6 days away, so stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated.

]]> 3 Live Coverage : Back to the Mac Keynote Event Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:28:53 +0000 Read More]]> Back to the Mac Live Keynote_1

Apple is holding a special ‘Back to the Mac’ keynote event today which will kick off at 10:00 AM PDT at Apple’s Town Hall building. We are expecting a sneak peek of Mac OS X 10.7 (rumored to be called Lion), iLife 11 and new MacBook Air (thinner & faster) to be introduced.

Mac OS X 10.7 is expected to have a much cleaner look and feature better integration with iOS devices. We will be bringing you the All-in-One live feed of the keynote.

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]]> 2 Mac OS X 10.7 to Get iOS Like Scrollbars? [Back to the Mac] Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:26:10 +0000 Read More]]> Apple’s ‘Back to the Mac’ event is scheduled to go live today at 10:00 AM PDT and we are already hearing rumors about the possible features and enhancements in the next version of Mac OS X. MacStories recently reported that according to their sources Mac OS X 10.7 (rumored to be called Lion) will feature iOS like scrollbars.

The first big news is iOS scroll bars and scrolling behavior are coming to OS X. That means you’ll have to say goodbye to the current Aqua scroll bars and get ready for a more minimal look. Also, the “rubber band” elastic scrolling iOS is famous for is making its first appearance on the desktop, and we’re told it “works really well and feels natural”. Basically, it works like the current inertial scrolling, but when you hit the top or bottom of a scroll view it “rubber bands” down like iOS devices do.

If we consider Apple’s minimalist approach in designing its software then it is certainly possible that we’ll be seeing much cleaner design for Mac OS X version 10.7 and better integration with iOS devices.

]]> 0 Live Video Streaming of ‘Back To the Mac’ Keynote Event Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:59:53 +0000 Read More]]> Back to the Mac

UPDATE: We’ll be live here.

Apple on Wednesday confirmed that they will be providing live video stream of ‘Back to the Mac’ event. They previously provided live streaming of the special music event where Apple CEO announced the new lineup of iPods. Live video streaming of todays keynote will be accessible by anyone  using a Mac running Safari on Mac OSX version 10.6 Snow Leopard, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad. The keynote event is scheduled to go live at 10:00 a.m. PDT on October 20, 2010.

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Apple designed the Mac, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife and iWork software professional. Apple is leading the digital music revolution with its iPod and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced the magical iPad that is defining the future of mobile devices and media in mobile computing.

The event has been widely discussed in the last few days and it is believed that Apple will announce the next version of Mac OS X 10.7 (called Lion?), introduce a faster and thinner MacBook Air and the ‘one more thing’ could be an announcement related to iPhone 4 availability on Verizon in early January.

We will be live blogging and bringing you the latest news, you can participate and share your comments during the announcements by visiting the liveblog post here.

]]> 4 iPod touch 4 LCD Display and Front Panel Assembly Video Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:11:05 +0000 Read More]]> iPod touch 4g

We recently reported that Apple sent out invitations for its Annual music event to the media today and it has been confirmed to be held on September 1.

There have been many rumors which suggest that the new iPod touch with feature a front-facing camera to enable FaceTime video calls. We’ve also reported that iOS 4 SDK had evidences which suggest that next gen iPod touch could feature LED flash and now videos and images of iPod touch 4 LCD display have started appearing on the web.

SmartPhoneMedic recently published a video on YouTube which compares the LCD display and front panel assembly of the unannounced iPod touch 4 with iPhone 4 and iPod touch 3rd gen. The new iPod touch 4 appears to be larger than the previous version and also has a hole on the front panel which indicates that it will certainly feature a front-facing camera.

It is interesting to note that the leaked images and videos (in April and May) of the prototype iPod touch model with “DVT-1”  and “DVT-2” labels had no reference of a front-facing camera and only mentioned a 2MP rear-facing camera.

This week will be interesting as we anticipate Apple’s “Special Event” and look forward to the live keynote by Steve Jobs.

New iPod Touch 4

]]> 2 Apple iPod ‘Special Event’ Keynote on September 1 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 20:02:10 +0000 Read More]]> Apple today sent out invitations for its annual music event which has now been confirmed to be held on September 1. The ‘Special Event’ is expected to reveal the new iPod line up, Apple TV and iTunes update.

A new iPod touch (4th gen) is widely rumored to be unveiled which will feature high resolution retina display, front facing camera with FaceTime Video, Apple’s A4 custom processor and three-axis gyroscope.

The blogosphere has been busy discussing the new Apple TV which will focus more on media streaming capabilities and will feature iOS integration.

The keynote event will be live on Wednesday September 1, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time and will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Are you excited about the event? Do you think Apple will surprise us with iTunes music streaming service? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Apple iPod Event Keynote September 1

]]> 2 iPod touch 4 and Apple TV Set To Be Launched September 1? Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:14:23 +0000 Read More]]> If all the noise in the blogosphere is to be believed then a new Apple TV is arriving alongside Retina Display and FaceTime capable iPod touch 4 at Apple’s upcoming September 1st Media Event…

By now it seems to be a given that Apple will be introducing a new iPod Touch (4th Gen) that will match many of the features found in their flagship smartphone, the iPhone 4. A front facing camera offering FaceTime video calling all on a new higher resolution screen is all but guaranteed. And perhaps we might even see a rear facing camera, if slightly cut down from the 5MP one found in the iPhone 4.

But Apple’s plans for Apple TV (or iTV) are less clear. Even Steve Jobs is said to have his doubts about the success of the new Apple TV. And it seems that Apple’s foray into TV is set to remain a hobby for a little while longer.

It is rumored that Apple are in last minute talks to bring the likes of FOX, ABC and other US networks on board to allow Apple TV users to download their favourite TV programs for 99 cents each. But this alone is not going to make any new Apple TV a success – even in the US, which is likely the only place that Apple has any traditional TV companies firmly onboard to provide content at the moment.

The possibility that the new Apple TV will not have a Hard Drive has been discussed often. And that it is likely to be ARM based and running iOS also seems to make sense. But without a significant network to support streaming downloads, and the backing of a vast array of media companies it is unlikely to penetrate very far into consumers sitting rooms… yet.

So it seems likely that *if* a new Apple TV is rolled out next month it will likely be as a tasty extra aimed initially at hard core Apple TV enthusiasts. Apple’s plan is then clear, to us anyway. They will slowly grow the Apple TV’s media portfolio both domestically and abroad, much as they did with the iPod and iTunes in the 12 – 18 months after its launch.

Ultimately Apple do aim to be in the living room as a set-top box supplier, backed by an expansive array of diverse media. But they are likely to have to take some time to get other companies on board, and build their own support infrastructure to make this all happen…

2011 should be an interesting year for TV.

Do you think we’ll see a new Apple TV next month? If so, how advanced do you think Apple’s plans are? Have your say in the comments…

[BusinessWeek] ]]> 4 Apple Readies Game Center Launch for iOS 4 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:39:54 +0000 Read More]]> Apple’s Game Center has been kicking around in iOS 4 Betas with limited functionality available to developers for a while now. But no clear timescale has been given by Apple as to when they plan to launch the service for all to use. And to be fair, developers are still a little confused themselves as to what exactly the plan is for Game Center moving forward.

In the last 24 hours Apple has eased the situation to some degree, and 9TO5Mac reports that it has told developers that they should now find the functionality in their developer account to allow them to setup the necessary metadata for Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

It seems likely that any Apple event in September will probably have some Game Center news making part of the announcements.

Do we need another social gaming network for the iPhone? Which ones do you currently use? Let us know in the comments…

]]> 4 Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote Event Roundup Thu, 08 Apr 2010 19:20:34 +0000 Read More]]> iPhone OS 4 Live keynote event

Apple has certainly been on a streak lately. The public release of the iPad has been a complete success and now the details of the much anticipated iPhone OS 4.0. The new operating system has been the main object of speculation and rumor since the unveiling of the Apple tablet in January. Today’s announcement finally threw back the curtain and gave us all a vision of the future of the iPhone and iPad platforms. While the tech media machine discerned and speculated most of the features beforehand, there were still a few surprises no one saw coming.

Let’s review the seven main features of the announcement:

This was the big feature everyone has been waiting for. While it remains to be seen whether this is true multitasking in the sense that the application runs in the background or is preserved in some kind of frozen state, this feature should enhance the iPhone experience greatly. What we do know is multitasking will support audio, VoIP, location and navigation applications running in the background. In addition to this multitasking will include enhanced push notifications, local notifications, task completion, and fast app switching.

One of the main complaints about the iPhone user interface is the endless succession of home screens full of icons. The Folders feature allows a user to create a pile of icons that appear as a folder on their home screen. Tapping the folder provides access to all of the apps in the folder.

iPhone OS 4.0 will enhance the native Mail app in several significant ways. The most significant is a unified inbox. All of a user’s e-mail can now be delivered to one location. On the e-mail side, messages can now be organized by thread and attachments opened with an external app identified for that purpose or file extension.

Apple will bring the iBooks application to the iPhone.

iPhone OS 4.0 will bring a number of enhancements relevant to Enterprise users. They include increased data protection, mobile device management, wireless app distribution, multiple Exchange accounts, Exchange Server 2010 support and SSL VPN support.

This was an enhancement no one saw coming. GameCenter provides an Xbox Live type interface for iPhone gaming. It integrates social gaming, friend invites, matchmaking, leaderboards and achievements. It will be interesting to see how developers use this enhancement and how much it cuts into the business of applications like OpenFeint.

iAd is Apple’s entry into mobile advertising. While this may seem like a rather mundane enhancement, iAd will feature rich, in-app interactive and video advertisements. The advertisements demoed at the presentation seemed more like applications than static ads. Apple will sell and host the ads and split revenue 60/40 in favor of developers.

Multitasking was easily the most exciting and interesting announcement. The single criticism most used against the operating system is now gone and if Apple is prepared to release it, you know it has been tested and works extremely well. It may not be the full, preemptive multitasking users are familiar with from a desktop computer paradigm but I think it will be enough to make users happy without running into the problems encountered on mobile platforms like Android.

The move to version 4.0 seems like more of a major upgrade than the move to version 3.0 a year ago. I think this has a lot to do with the fact the iPhone OS now supports a major device in the iPad. I think it’s also indicative of Apple’s vision for the future, a vision where the iPhone OS and its ancestors are the future of Apple computing. Sure, Mac OS will always exist as a full operating system, but as Apple shifts focus from computers to consumer electronics the iPhone OS represents the lightweight operating system required to make such a change. Version 4.0 will be available in the summer for the iPhone and iPod Touch and in the fall for the iPad. The iPad, iPhone 3GS, and 3rd generation Touch will be able to run all of the new features. The iPhone 3G and 2nd generation Touch will run most features but notably multitasking will not be available. No word on pricing as of yet.

What are your thoughts on today’s announcements? Did Apple fill some of the major gaps in the iPhone OS? Would you be compelled to buy a product that runs the new operating system? Are you encouraged by Apple’s vision of the future based on the new OS? Leave us a comment and let us know.

You can read our complete  live coverage here.

]]> 3 Live Coverage. Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Sneak Peek Keynote Event Thu, 08 Apr 2010 12:40:44 +0000 Read More]]> apple iphone event OS 4 live coverage

With less than a week after a major product launch Apple’s announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 event was quite unexpected. Apple will give us a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS later today. The event will be live at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino.

There have been many rumors suggesting different features which could possibly be announced today. The iPhone has been often criticized for not supporting multitasking for third party apps and iPhone OS 4.0 might add this highly anticipated feature. The next generation of iPhone OS could also support Apple’s new mobile Ad network (iAds?)

Apple ‘future of iPhone OS’ Event will begin on Thursday, April 8th at 10AM PT. We will start broadcasting the Live feed by 9:00AM.

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]]> 2 Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0 sneak peek event on April 8th Mon, 05 Apr 2010 18:21:41 +0000 Read More]]> apple iphone event OS 4

Well that is quite a surprise! Apple, fresh from the iPad launch have hit us with an announcement of an iPhone OS 4 sneak peek on April the 8th. The hits just keep on coming from Cupertino.

This will be an invitation only event at Apple Town Hall and will give those invited a preview of what to expect from iPhone OS 4.0. Previously Apple have done this for iPhone OS 2.0 and iPhone OS 3.0

Don’t expect a release around that time. But do expect clarification on things like OS unification (i.e a single OS for iPhone, iPod and iPad), and multi-tasking.

We’ll keep you posted.

Let us know in the comments what you are expecting, or hoping for in the 4th major revision of Apple’s mobile Operating System.

[] ]]> 1 iPhone OS 4.0 Features Leaked? Apple Tablet iPad, iSlate or iTablet? Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:52:12 +0000 Read More]]> It is no surprise that as the Apple Media Event scheduled for January 27 gets closer rumours and leaks take a new high!

Boy Genius has published details regarding iPhone OS 4.0 features and claims that their source has confirmed that the new Apple Tablet will be called iTablet.

Some of the features of iPhone OS 4.0 which were ‘leaked’ are:

While BGR claims that the new tablet is called iTablet, MacRumours who previously discovered domain registered by Apple now reveals that “Apple may, in fact, be positioning “iPad” as the name for the imminent tablet device.”

We are not coming to any conclusions and will just have to wait for the Apple Event on January 27 to know the actual facts!

Read our coverage on all rumours about Apple Tablet you need to know.

]]> 1 “Come see our latest creation” Apple Event | All Rumours You Need To Know Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:21:42 +0000 Read More]]>

Apple products are often labeled as ‘revolutionary’ almost in every technology blog. Steve Jobs and his team have been successful in creating products which change the way we interact with technology and this is because of their innovative and evolution based approach. iTunes has transformed the music industry while on the other hand iPhone is penetrating deeper in the cell phone market and iPod touch has proved to be serious handheld gaming device.

The official invitation for the January 27 Media event was sent out yesterday and it carried a tagline saying “Come see our latest creation.”

One of the most talked about rumours since a long time has been about the Apple Tablet which is rumoured to be called iSlate. MacRumors in late December 2009  found evidence about the fact that Apple had acquired the domain name in 2007  so the new tablet device is presumed to be called iSlate but the possibilities for it to be named iBook cannot be ruled out completely.

iPhone and iPod touch have made it possible to carry out some basic handheld computing functions with it’s 3.2-inch display and revolutionary multi-touch technology but due to its screen size and processing power limitations it cannot be considered as a hardcore handheld computer. TG Daily reported earlier this month that Apple has been busy stocking up the supply of 10.1-inch multi-touch display LCD and OLED screens for its upcoming tablet. With a multi-touch display size of 10.1-inch Apple could possibly be looking at advance features while still targeting the handheld computer market. Apple acquired P.A. Semi a microprocessor design company for $278 million in April 2008 and being  ARM licensee it seems natural to use the expertise of P.A. Semi to customize processors for the next generation iPhone and Tablet, so the Cortex A9 proves to be a strong contender.

The new device with a large display and faster processor would possibly require a new version of multi-touch Operating System. AppleInsider had earlier reported that a select few iPhone developers had been asked to develop ‘full screen’ apps for January event demo and also suggested that Apple could be working on a tablet with a 7-inch screen size, as opposed to many claims of 10.1-inch screen size. FoxNews reportedly received an update from source at Apple about possible introduction of new version of iLife 10, iPhone OS 4 along with the demonstration of the new Tablet.

On the basis of conversations with former Apple engineers who worked on the tablet The NY Times has suggested that Apple might be working on multitouch version of iWork which will require complex finger gestures and use the technology it acquired in 2007 by buying a touch gesture company called FingerWorks.

There have been numerous news stories citing the possibility of  publishers wanting to negotiate with Apple to make electronic books available for the new tablet device while on the other hand 9to5Mac reported that New York Times might be considering launching a pay site which would coincide with Apple tablet launch.

The rumour mills had gone really tired of talking about the Apple tablet without any tangible proof so Gawker organized “Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt” contest where they were willing to pay upto $100,000 if anyone sent them images or let them play with the rumoured device.  This was soon noticed by Apple’s lawyers and they issued a notice to Gawker asking them to stop the contest. Gawker revealed the letter they received and quoted the law firm who stated “Apple has maintained the types of information and things you are soliciting … in strict confidence” This is believed to be “The most concrete proof of the messiah machine’s existence so far” according to Gabriel at Gawker.

With many respectable news sources, all pointing to one conclusion it seems that the long-awaited Apple Tablet will finally see light of the day.

If you are still unsure about Apple Tablet being a reality or if Apple will the demo new version of iLife or iPhone OS 4.0 then you will have to wait till January 27, 2010!

2010 Year of Slates?

]]> 3 Live: Apple WWDC Keynote Coverage 2009 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 15:50:11 +0000 Live streaming of Apple’s WWDC Keynote 2009. The keynote will start at 10 am PST

]]> 0 Vote for the best Apple WWDC Keynote Coverage Mon, 08 Jun 2009 15:12:57 +0000 Read More]]> For those of us who didn’t quite make it to San Francisco, Ca for Apple’s WWDC, the best way to know the latest updates is by following live coverage!

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